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Introducing NVision50, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the NVCOG Region

About the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)  

As the regional planning agency and a Metropolitan Planning Organization, NVCOG must prepare a long-range transportation plan every four years that lays out the vision for transportation in the future. NVision50: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the NVCOG and the Central Naugatuck Valley MPO lays out a comprehensive vision for transportation in our region leading up to 2050. Thank you to all who provided comments, participated in surveys or meetings, or contributed information to the NVision50 process. NVision50 was adopted by the NVCOG board on March 17, 2023, and now serves as the long-range plan for the region until the next update in 2027.  

Updating our Plan

NVCOG staff has dedicated hours of work to NVision50 over the past year, culminating in the draft document presented below. Feedback from residents and stakeholders has been critical as we developed the long-term vision for transportation in our region, and we’re excited to gather feedback on the result! The NVCOG Transportation Technical Advisory Committee endorsed NVision50 at their March 1st meeting, and the full plan was adopted by the NVCOG board on March 17th. 

We want your feedback!

NVision50 is now available for public review and comment. The formal public comment period will run from February 6, 2023, through March 17, 2023, culminating with public comments at the CNVMPO Board meeting. A hybrid public information session will be on February 16 at 6 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) offices at 49 Leavenworth St., Waterbury, CT, and via Zoom. In addition, a virtual town hall-style meeting will be held on March 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. At that meeting, the public can comment on the MTP and ask questions about the document. The public may also comment by email at or by calling NVCOG’s offices at 203-757-0535. Comments can also be sent in writing to the NVCOG office c/o Rich Donovan, Director of Transportation Planning, 49 Leavenworth St., Waterbury, CT 06702. 

Draft Executive Summary 

Full Draft Report

Combined Draft Appendices  

Chapter 1 – Regional Profile Draft

Chapter 2 – Federal Planning Factors

Chapter 3 – Transportation Issues and Goals Draft

Chapter 4 – Highway Planning

Chapter 5 – Public Transit Systems

Chapter 6 – Active Transportation

Chapter 7 – Freight

Chapter 8 – Aviation

Chapter 9 – Sustainable Transportation

Chapter 10 – Transit Safety and Security

Chapter 11 – Emerging Technologies

Chapter 12 – Capital Improvement Plan

Draft Project Tables – Appendix A

Survey Responses – Appendix B

Public Comments and Responses – Appendix C

Air Quality Conformity Determination – Appendix D

Bridgeport-Stamford Congestion Management Process – Appendix E

Transportation in our Region:

Public Meeting Schedule: 

CNVMPO Board Meeting: In addition to the standard public comment item on the NVCOG meeting agenda, the CNVMPO will hold individual opportunities for the public to address the board prior to discussion and potential adoption of the plan. The meeting is open to all; details can be found here.

Public Information Session: At 6 PM on Thursday, February 16, a hybrid information session was held. This session’s recording is available on the NVCOG’s YouTube page and includes a detailed presentation of the plan and its expected impacts to transportation in the region.  

Virtual Listening Session: On March 9, 2023, NVCOG staff was available from 3 PM to 7 PM via Zoom to accept comments and answer questions about NVision50. This open session did not receive any comments, so a video for this session will not be posted but can be made available upon request. A short presentation with details about additional feedback opportunities was presented and can be found here

Self Paced Presentation: 

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Staff Contact

Rich Donovan
Transportation Planning Director
(203) 489-0361